Well, I don't mess around. One week ago, I decided to really do it. And I did!
I'm so excited! I have been so sick this week, with a cold turned sinus-infection, turned chest nastiness, but it doesn't even matter, I'm still on a high because I am doing something new and exciting and creative!
My new business is called.....drumroll please........... AliKat Photography! After I posted my offer to do free photoshoots, I quickly became completely booked for the month of September, and I'm filling up October too. I have a maternity shoot, 2 newborn shoots, an engagement shoot, a 1 year old shoot and a family shoot.......Woohoo! I am not sure how I am going to fit all of this into my schedule, but we will make it work. I'm planning photo shoots for Sundays, when Rich has off, and luckily it is football season now, so it's not like we would be spending time together anyhow, since I become a football widow from now until Super Bowl.
And though people are reluctant to do photosessions with me for completely free, it really is a win-win. I am going to build up a portfolio and gain invaluable experience while they sacrifice their time (and probably patience).
The name AliKat comes from the source of my photography inspiration, my two girls. I got my first DSLR over 5 years ago, and have loved photography for nearly all of my life. But my passion for photography really took off after the birth of Alex (Ali) and has continued to grow after the birth of Kathryn (Kat). AliKat is the perfect representation of why I love photography---it's about making those memorable life moments last forever.